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Hi I'm Sandra

My hobbies are genealogy, gardening, and provident living. I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint, after a lengthy period of inactivity. My life has improved SO dramatically in such a short period of time! I was adopted and recently found my biological family with wonderful results. I have served in the church in the capacity of teacher and now Relief Society President! I would have never guessed this 15 yrs ago! I am learning so much. I love genealogy and have a love for cemetery photography that came from it. My children are grown, and I have Golden Retrievers until I have grandchildren! I love to travel and see what beauty God has created for His children. "Man is that he might have joy"

Why I am a Mormon

My mother challenged me to read The Book of Mormon during the year that President Hinkley issued this challenge to church members. I read it and a few months later my husband awoke after a dream, and had a strong desire to go to church. My mom, not knowing about the dream, sent the DVD "THE RESTORATION" to us. My husband watched it and we called the missionaries. We were baptized with in the year. That was about 13 years ago and my blessings have only increased! I was adopted and was blessed with the successful reuniting with my biological family. I see a continued increase in my happiness each and every day. I credit my love of God and His plan of Salvation with my increase of joy and happiness. I believe in the restoration of the true gospel of Jesus Chris through the prophet Joseph Smith and I believe that Thomas S. Monson is the true prophet today. He has been called as a special witness of God. I know that the words contained in the Book of Mormon are true and will lead those who believe in them to eternal happiness.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as our ward Relief Society President. I am learning so much about love and about the importance of each soul. I strive to see others as my literal brothers and sisters, to see them as my Heavenly Father sees them. I am more fully understanding the true organization of the Kingdom and the importance of it in the Plan of Salvation.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Our Father in Heaven knows each one of us very well and I believe that getting to know Him requires a genuine desire on our part. This desire leads us to find the ways to be closer to Him through prayer, studying scriptures, church attendance, and service to others. We can only get closer to Him as we do these things and as we do, He imparts wisdom and reassurance that we are on the right path. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

I believe that after meeting the challenge to read the Book of Mormon, I was blessed with being able to bring my search for my biological family to a wonderful end. I also believe that husband's sudden dream and desire to go to church was a direct blessing from reading the Book of Mormon.I am continually blessed and as I read the scriptures I am able to see my blessings more clearly. Show more Show less